Can anybody help me with a step by step process for port forwarding? i want to create a Counter Strike 1.6 Dedicated Server for me and my friends to play, but it seems that i need to do some port forwarding on my router. Do i need to be cable connected or wireless is ok for me to set up port forward? i have a D-Link DIR-615 and i read almost everything on the net but still i cant do it my firmware for my router is 2.25 let me know if you need more info.
Port forwarding is a function of the router's firewall, regardless of whether you're using wire or wireless behind the router. You just need to identify the ports used by the game server and forward them to its internal IP address. In fact, many services can automatically open and configure the router's firewall using UPnP (universal plug n play), just as long as you have this feature enabled on your router.
Wire or wireless is irrelevant, you just need access to the router's admin pages, specifically the port forwarding section.
As I said before, you can also consider using UPnP on your router. This is a common option (but often OFF by default) that tells the router it’s OK for applications to configure the necessary port forwarding AUTOMATICALLY. It will even close those ports when done! Most applications and games these days are UPnP capable. If you enable UPnP on your router, and your game server supports UPnP, then it will open whatever ports it needs (if any) when and where necessary. It couldn’t be simpler.
But if you insist on port forwarding manually, PortForward.com provides all the details.